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FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol: First Look

FN expands its tactical pistol lineup with the FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol. Here's a first look.

FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol: First Look

(Photo courtesy of FN America)

FN America, LLC is pleased to introduce the FN 509 Midsize Tactical. Joining the ranks alongside FN’s other successful Tactical pistols like the FN 509 Tactical and Compact Tactical, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is the ideal combination of FN’s full size tactical slide. Equipped with the versatile Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System and midsize grip frame, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is a perfectly balanced pistol that’s optics-ready, multi-role capable and optimized for shootability.

FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol: First Look
(Photo courtesy of FN America)

“Building on the success of both the FN 509 Tactical and the FN 509 Midsize, our team combined the best features of both pistols into the FN 509 Midsize Tactical,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “The 15-round grip frame with the optics-ready tactical slide assembly offers our customers another strong contender for concealed carry and personal protection in the FN 509 family.”

Weighing in at just under 30 ounces unloaded, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical positions itself as an ideal option for concealed carry, home defense and duty use. Its midsize frame, which enables users to get a full-hand purchase, plus the added mass of the 4.5-inch threaded barrel assembly and improved, duty-rated trigger provide unprecedented controllability and recoil management in a pistol that is easily concealed.

FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol: First Look
(Photo courtesy of FN America)

“FN is well known for setting the industry standard for tactical pistols starting with the FNX-45 Tactical. Features like a threaded barrel, suppressor-height night sights, extended capacity and most importantly, optics-ready,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Pistol Product Manager for FN America, LLC. “The FN 509 Midsize Tactical delivers all of those tactical features that FN customers expect in a package that is perfectly proportioned for everyday carry and much more.”

The Midsize Tactical frame features a 15-round standard magazine with an option to run the included 24-round FN 509 magazines, providing increased capacity while the 4.5-inch threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged and suppressor-ready with 1/2x28-inch thread pitch, all housed within a 4-inch slide. The slide is cut for FN’s patented Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, compatible with more than ten miniature red dot optics. Three-dot Trijicon green Tritium night sights are suppressor-height to co-witness with any compatible optic.


The FN 509 Midsize Tactical is available in both matte black and FN-signature flat dark earth (FDE). Learn more about the FN 509 Midsize Tactical and FN’s other models in the 509 line-up by visiting fnamerica.com.


Features

Primary

  • FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System
  • Fully ambidextrous controls
  • 15-round and 24-round magazines
  • Suppressor-height 3-dot night sights

Slide

  • Add most MRDs in minutes
  • Long-wearing PVD finish
  • External extractor; loaded chamber indicator

Barrel

  • Cold hammer-forged SS barrel
  • Recessed target crown
  • Polished chamber and feed ramp
  • ½ in. x 28 threaded muzzle with cap

Frame

  • High-endurance striker
  • Duty-safe trigger with ≈ 5.6-lb. pull
  • Enhanced grip texture for faster follow-up shots
  • Interchangeable backstraps
  • MIL-STD-1913 rail

Operating Controls

Recommended


  • Fully ambidextrous slide stop lever and magazine release

Magazine

    • High visibility, low-friction follower; polymer base with black finish
    • One each 15-rd and 24-rd or two 10-rd magazines




FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol: First Look
(Photo courtesy of FN America)

FN 509 Midsize Tactical Pistol Specifications

  • Operation: DA
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Magazine: 10 or 15/24 Rounds
  • Weight: 26.5 oz.
  • Length: 7.9 in.
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 in.
  • Slight/Frame Finish: FDE or Black
  • Sights: Fixed 3-Dot Night

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